Kitchen islands are the hottest new kitchen trend. If you are looking to remodel your kitchen, you should consider incorporating one into your design. Preparing meals becomes so much easier because an island provides extra counter and storage space. If you are not interested in remodeling your kitchen but would like to purchase an island anyway, you need to make sure that you have enough space. Ideally, you will have an L-shaped kitchen that is at least 100 square feet. This configuration ensures that you have room for an island and its addition will not make your space too crowded. I do not recommend adding a permanent island to smaller U-shaped or "corridor" kitchens. There simply is not enough space, but a rolling kitchen cart is always an option.
Whatever the chief function of your island is to be, the necessary items to make it happen should be stored within easy reach. For example, if it is to be mainly used for cooking, then cabinets for pots and pans with drawers for utensils and spices are priority. If food preparation is the ideal chief function of the island design, then space for knives, cutting boards and small appliances such as food processors is what you are after. If the kitchen island in your home is to be a center point for gathering, then seating space and counter space for homework plus food preparation are your top needs.
Another great option to consider is the Kitchen Island with Oak Drop Leaf Top in Black Finish. While it does not have a granite top like the other models, it does offer a sophisticated looking kitchen island. It also features black shelving and cabinets to help showcase a classic look. There is plenty of storage space for anyone who is looking to hide some of their kitchen equipment and products. It also features a table flap, so that you can quickly add more seating if you have guests over. This also makes a great piece of furniture to cook and prep meals on.
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